Nintendo of America has announced that the highly-anticipated Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon for the Nintendo 3DS has been delayed until 2013 in America. Thankfully, Nintendo of America stated earlier today that Paper Mario will be released in November.

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon will now be available in the first half of 2013 in the Americas.

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        • Yeah so?

          It’s only the American version that’s delayed.

          I bet you that it isn’t the case for the Japanese and European version.

          Ergo the game is pretty finished and done and the final touches are being added.

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          • Why would the the US version come out so much later than the European version? All Nintendo need to do is make the file into NTSC US if the game is so far in developement, which is no real problem at all in most cases. We haven’t had any infomation on the Japan and European release dates, so it is safe to assume the game is delayed everywhere.

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            • Marketing reason.

              If Nintendo of America need room for another game or system * coughWiiUcough* then they will move things around.

              In this case it was Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon

              And while it’s safe to assume the game is delayed everywhere but at the same time we can also assume that it isn’t.

              So as far I am concern it’s the American version of Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon that’s delayed until it’s said otherwise.

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              • But if it is a marketing reason with the Wii U, why haven’t Europe and Japan picked up on it and done the same thing? Wouldn’t it just annoy the Americans, and maybe result in lower sales of the game?

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                • Possibly because Europe and Japan Wii U release date is at a different time scale and different method of marketing is needed compare to Japan and Europe.

                  If Nintendo of America feels that delaying the game is a good thing do since they could focus marketing the Wii U.

                  And if any Americans get annoyed and not buy the game as result then they are just being stupid and should be thankful it’s only 2 month rather than a year.

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  1. First half? That covers six months on top of the remaining four left in 2012. This game was announced at the 3DS’s unveiling wasn’t it? *sigh* It had better be the most awesomest game EVAH lol

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  2. sucks, i dont have a 3ds so i guess its ok here….

    AND

    im really bored. So i was deciding to get a $20 wii points card to get fast-racing league. Its similar to fzero- and its on wiiware. im just wondering if it’d be worth it instead of keeping those $20 for the wii u? tips?

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    • and the game is 1000 points ($10) so i’d have enough for another wiiware game. I know that MOST wiiware games are boring, but this one seems cool

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      • The points may not transfer, since it will be using the eShop, which is cash based. They could possibly be converted, but keep that in mind though. I’d get that and 2 NES games or something. After all those gamecube discs for the Zelda/Mega man games won’t run on Wii U.

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  3. People might be upset that this game isn’t coming out soon but mii on the other hand think that it could be worth the wait.

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    Wii U is my husband that fucks me every night.
    – revolution5268

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  4. Well so it looks like the game won’t be out anywhere till 2013…Next Level Games best have a good reason for this…and it will no doubt come out in Europe later than in America because Next Level Games is working closely with NOA, so it will stll have a NA release first.

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  5. Well I still stick to my word that 3DS will be amazing in terms of software. I still think the reason this is happening is cause of Wii U, which I think is a giant mistake. Wii U has fail written all over it. I mean the thing bombed at E3. The, to add on to matter, most people out there don’t even know its a different system than Wii. I love Nintendo, but I don’t see how Wii U could be a as successful as Wii.

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    • I doubt anybody thinks that WiiU will be as successful as the Wii, the market just isn’t the same as it was 6 years ago. Plus tablets go for like $99 now adays so Nintendo will most likely not have that casual market anymore, that beign said. Just because nintendo can’t replicate what the wii did doesn’t mean its gonna “fail” if that was the case every single system that hasn’t matched or surpassed the PS2 in terms of sales has been a “fail” which simply isn’t the case.

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    • I agree but I don’t only say that cause of salewise comparison to the Wii but also its whole demographic viewpoint. With Wii, it was so simple a 3 year old could understand it. But Wii U is terribly confusing (even for me at times ) With Wii U, you have mega confusion.

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  6. So now Nintendo tells me this….. I have had it preordered since frickin 2011! At least us Americans are still getting Fire Emblem Awakening.

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  7. That’s just terrific. The final game better be super awesome if they’re taking all this time to finish it. Now I only have Code of Princess, Harvest Moon (the new one), and Castlevania to play on my 3DS this year. There’s also Etrian Odyssey IV, but I read it was supposed to come out in the US during or after summer, but I can’t find a release date just yet. Fire Emblem is coming out 2013, so no use arguing over that.

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  8. No!!! Why the hell is it being delayed just in North America!? People are saying that its being delayed because they are probably improving it but why isn’t it delayed in other regions as well!?

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  9. No!!! Why the hell is it being delayed just in North America!? People are saying that its being delayed because they are probably improving it but why isn’t it delayed in other regions as well!?

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    • Because those regions haven’t announced it yet? I doubt that it will release this year in both regions. Japan maybe, but I see Europe’s getting delayed.

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  10. You’ve got to be fucking kidding me. This was literally the only game I was looking forward to this year. Here’s hoping there’s a surprise reveal of a Wii U launch game that I really like.

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  11. Ugh…oh well, I guess I can play Tales of the Abyss, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Trailer, and just finish up Xenoblade Chronicles.

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  12. Well at least u can post pictures nd gifs. On miiverse. I also heard about uploading ur gameplay vids on YouTube from wiiu I imagine u can do commentary as well since the wiiugamepad has a mic

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  13. Well I already thought that we wouldn’t get this game on 2012. I mean, we haven’t heard almost nothing about the game. What’s the story? What’s the Dark Moon? What are the StreetPass features? Absolutely NOTHING. Also considering that Miyamoto is in charge of this game’s production, he really wants to make a perfect game, even if it’s about Mario’s less fortunate bro. Maybe the wait will be worthy, maybe…

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  14. “A delayed game is eventually good. A bad game is bad forever.” – Shigeru Miyamoto

    As much as this sucks, it’ll still be worth the wait. I mean, people have waited 11 years for this game, I think just another couple months won’t hurt at this point…

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  15. This is getting ridiculous! First they said it would be out sometime january 2012, now january 2013?? Get it together Nintendo, by the time it does make it to the shelf no one will notice.

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